Indian River Amberjack Alt - Florida Beer Company
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3.08/5 rDev +11.6%
Pours a nice amber color with a short and medium bodied off-white head that settles pretty fast to a light film over the beer. It smells of very sweet malts, some orange, and some lemon aromas. The taste is OK for an alt. It has a nice sweet malty base to it followed by a mixture of citrisy flavorings finished with a slight citrisy hoppy kick. It is pretty good, but I think it should be a bit smoother for an alt. The mouthfeel is ok which makes for a decently drinkable beer.
05-05-2008 20:05:02 | More by erosier
1.68/5 rDev -39.1%
A - Poured a hazy butterscotch with a bubbly ½ inch white head that dissipated quickly.
S - Strong metallic smell (nuts 'n bolts) with a strange smell that my drinkin' buddy picked up on - reminiscent of dirty sauerkraut water.
T - Strong metallic flavor. I felt like I was eating a weird hot dog that was cooked in sauerkraut water with dollops of liquid metal in place of ketchup. Gross.
M&D - Gross. I am so disappointed in Melbourne, Florida...you'd think they'd have more to offer than the shuttle. Clearly that's where they're spending all their time and $$$.
05-03-2008 01:56:53 | More by Moxley
1.15/5 rDev -58.3%
Pours a somewhat dark golden with a sloppy head and some spotty lacing. The head fades quickly to a loose ring. Smells of cooked corn and soap, and perhaps some other boiled vegetables. The corn and boiled vegetables are also heavily present in the flavor- and not much else. Soapy mouthfeel. Quite slick and not pleasant. If you like creamed corn with a topper of overboiled brocolli you'll love this beer!
04-30-2008 01:32:43 | More by Georgiabeer
3.6/5 rDev +30.4%
Very light amber color, with a soft frothy head. Moderately fruity nose with some light malt. Taste is pleasant though uncomplex, with some faint caramel sweetness, a light toasting on top of it, some modest bitterness, and a fruity yeast character.
Quaffable, but nothing stands out about this.
04-29-2008 04:15:16 | More by allengarvin
3.65/5 rDev +32.2%
I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was a golden orange color and had a fairly nice white head. Though the smell I thought was a bit skunky it really was not. The taste of the beer was smooth and had a bit of a sweet tase I liked. The finish was slighly bitter but not too bad. I will buy again.
04-20-2008 14:04:37 | More by Minkybut
1.35/5 rDev -51.1%
Poured from a bottle into a Pilsner glass and drank with Moxley while taking her bank roll in Hold em'. Poured clear dark gold. But thats the last positive thing I got from this swill. The smell was similar to the water left behind after you make sauerkraut(not exagerating). The taste was of metal flavored water with hints of old sauerkraut water. The mouthfeel was thin and thats about it. If you do decide to buy this beer make sure you roll down the driver side window on your way home, look both ways for passing traffic and then rifle it out onto the highway.
04-20-2008 13:17:22 | More by hyland24
3/5 rDev +8.7%
Indian River Amberjack Beer pours a light copper color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The flavor is very mild, leaning toward the malt spectrum. Light and easy drinking, but not especially compelling. Tasted at the brewery, this is being reintroduced, with a tweaked recipe (the label no longer refers to this as an alt either).
01-30-2008 21:45:58 | More by Drew966
2.93/5 rDev +6.2%
Pours a cloudy dull copper in color with a thick dose of white head that quickly died away. Still, a nice ring of lace circles the glass. Aromas have a distinct malty sweetness to them. Lots of caramel. Flavor is strange. Low amount of caramel sweetness (which, given the aromas, I would have thought would have been more pronounced) plus a huge amount of metallic flavor really put me off. Mouthfeel is low-medium in the body department. Drinkability takes a major hit due to the metallic flavor and aftertaste.
Thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this one.
06-25-2004 01:53:59 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
3.48/5 rDev +26.1%
Haha. It's the same four reviewers as the Shoal Draft.
Bought locally (Grapevine refrigerated shelves), a couple of days in my fridge, reviewed 45F-60F.
Another heavy pour, a medium-sized, crusty, cream-colored, soapy, runny head. A little bit of runny lacing. The beer is slightly cloudy, darkish, rusty.
The smell is tart, fruity, grapey, sugary, with some spice and a little steel. The beer starts fruity, malty and peppery again. The middle is a sweetish nothingness giving way to a metallic, caramel, bitter finish with hints of either coffee or imagined coffee. Grains finally show up in the aftertaste. Overall: enh. It's better than the kolsch. Not bad once the beer warms up and that peppery taste tames.
03-14-2003 19:36:16 | More by kbub6f
3.45/5 rDev +25%
Pours a bright reddish amber color with a foamy white head that fades into a thin patchy lace. Nose is sweet malts, butterscotch, and caramel. Fairly light in body with a bit of a slick mouthfeel. Taste is sweet lightly toasted malts and buttery caramel followed by a mild hop bitterness leading to a crisp finish. This was my first time sampling a Florida beer. Not bad, but nothing special.
02-16-2003 21:29:45 | More by Morris729
3.18/5 rDev +15.2%
Cloudy dark brown color with a modest-sized off white head, good lace, some carbonation. Pronounced aroma of toasted malt. Taste begins with strong toasted malt and caramel flavors which flow into moderate hop bitterness, taste ends with a jarring and unpleasant metallic note. Pleasant mouthfeel. Save for the aforementioned metallic aftertaste, a quite good beer.
09-13-2002 19:34:26 | More by Pegasus
4.22/5 rDev +52.9%
All of a sudden, I have been running into these Dusseldorf-style Alt beers. This is the best one of the bunch so far. Very inviting deep brown color, big foamy tan head, settled slowly. Smell was dominated by sweet malt undertones, and inviting. Taste was a combination of sweet roasted malty undertones, carmel malt, with a balanced crisp finish. No slippery slimy tastes others complained about on a different site. Medium bodied, more of an after dinner finisher. For what it's worth, cool label to. Fish with a black streak along his eyes, a bit of an exageration of a real amberjack, but it looks like he knows something we don't. I like that.
08-09-2002 14:17:00 | More by StevieW
Indian River Amberjack Alt from Florida Beer Company
69 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.